Supporters

Thank you!

Our annual donors make it possible to provide outstanding programing and support for the institute. We strive to ensure accuracy when listing benefactors who made gifts and pledges from July 1, 2019 through present. If there is an error or you wish to make a change, please email us.

David Richardson (center) presented the $10,000 first prize for the top innovation in the 2017/18 Big Bang! to Japa co-founders Mathew Magno (left) and Charles Chen. Japa has developed a mobile app that employs smart data and advanced analytics to provide drivers with real-time parking availability. Big bang team on stage with sponsor of prize celebrating win
David Richardson (center) presented the $10,000 first prize for the top innovation in the 2017/18 Big Bang! to Japa co-founders Mathew Magno (left) and Charles Chen. Japa has developed a mobile app that employs smart data and advanced analytics to provide drivers with real-time parking availability.

Endowments

Mike and Renée Child Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Andrew Barkett ~ Big Bang! Business Competition
Harkins Entrepreneurship Academy Fellowship
Keller Pathway Fellowship
Soderquist Endowment
Beamish and Hilliard Families Endowed Fund for Entrepreneurship
Gary Simon and CleanTech ~ Big Bang! Business Competition Clean Tech Award

Platinum Supporters ($15,000+)

Anpac Bio
Barry and Lynda Keller / Sacramento Region Community Foundation
Blackstone Charitable Foundation
BlueTechValley Innovation Cluster
DLA Piper
Lorin Johnson
Marrone Bio Innovations
Mike and Renée Child
One Planet Group

Gold Supporters ($10,000–$14,999)

Bayer
HM.CLAUSE
Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)

Silver Supporters ($7,500–$9,999)

Brian and Dana Woodall

Bronze Supporters ($5,000-$7,499)

Bow Capital
Hill Family Fund
UC Davis Innovation and Technology Commercialization
UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine

UC Davis Health | School of Medicine
UC Davis Innovation Institute for Food and Health

Supporters (up to $4,999)

EY
Inventopia
Venture Catalyst
Joe DiNunzio
Aydee Ferguson
Robin Greenspan
Roger Halualani
Michael Knittel
Joncarlo Mark
Erol Odabasi
Kyle Trinosky
Lana Watts
Christopher Zobrist

Campus Partners

The institute collaborates with many programs across the UC Davis campus.
Blum Center for Developing Economies
College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
College of Biological Sciences
College of Engineering | Student Startup Center
Graduate Studies
InnovationAccess
Innovation and Technology Commercialization
Innovation Institute for Food and Health
Internship and Career Center
Venture Catalyst
Health System | School of Medicine
School of Veterinary Medicine
World Food Center

Key Community Partners

The institute is honored to recognize its community partners.
CSUS Carlsen Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
California State University, Fresno
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Sacramento Entrepreneurship Academy
Sandia National Laboratories
Startup Sac
UC Merced Venture Lab